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Lasting legacy - wills

Help your legacy live on, and make a real difference and a lasting contribution to the museum by remembering us in your will.

The Museum reopened in 2001 following a major redisplay thanks to the generous support given to the Museum Appeal, a Heritage Lottery Fund grant and a kind donation from the King Henry VIII Charity.

The museum receives no support from the Council, but is fortunate that the museum Trustees organise fundraising events every year, there is generous support from the Friends organisation and the MOD covers the essentials such as the rent. Otherwise the museum is heavily reliant on the generosity of the public via donations, historical enquiries and the shop turnover to help it to continue to operate.

Needless to say running costs are high and in order to secure the museumís future, extra funds are needed. The museum needs support to continue to move forward and to develop in the future, rather than be static, thus enabling us to offer the best possible service to visitors.

Join the Sixth Society

The Sixth Society was created to recognise those kind people who have made provision for the museum in their will or codicil. It allows us to thank people in their lifetime for their generosity and keep in contact with supporters of the museum.

There are many reasons why the museum is a worthwhile cause.

The museum embodies the history and traditions of the Regiment from 1674 to today, which it actively seeks to communicate and interpret to visitors.

The museum is at heart of the community and strives to provide a high quality service to the local population. It fulfils this in various ways by running special events for families during the school holidays, providing education provision to local schools and larger events such as the VE Day celebrations.

Your support enables us to remember the sacrifices made by so many brave soldiers who lost their lives so that we can enjoy the freedoms we know today. With your help we can continue to commemorate them and to ensure that the next generation are aware of their ultimate contribution.

The museum aims to preserve the unique collection in perpetuity, but to do so the museum needs YOUR help Ė together WE can grow and achieve much.

If you feel able to make a gift to the museum in your will, it would help to ensure that the Museum continues to prosper for future generations to enjoy.

You can do so by making a legacy in your will or attaching a codicil to it. A suitable form of words for incorporation in a will or codicil would be:

1. Gift of share of residue
I [name] give a proportion [%] of my residuary estate to the Royal Regiment of Fusiliersí Museum (Royal Warwickshire) of St Johnís House, Warwick, CV34 4NF and I declare that the receipt of the Regimental Area Secretary or other proper officer for the time being shall be a good receipt to my Trustees.

2. Gift of cash/property
I [name] give [the sum of £  ] or [description of property] to the Royal Regiment of Fusiliersí Museum (Royal Warwickshire) of St Johnís House, Warwick, CV34 4NF and I declare that the receipt of the Regimental Area Secretary or other proper officer for the time being shall be a good receipt to my Trustees.

Unless anonymity is requested, it is the custom to record the names of all people who have left money to the museum, by will or codicil, in the Donors Book at the museum.

Enquiries regarding the Sixth Society should be directed to
The Regimental Area Secretary
The Royal Regiment of Fusiliersí Museum (Royal Warwickshire)
St Johnís House
Warwick
CV34 4NF
Tel: 01926 491653